Tour D.C. History

Takoma Park Library

Tour D.C. History

How much do you know?

Image of the United States Capitol Building - which you can tour for freeHave friends or family visiting for the holidays?  New to the area?  Just want to learn more about your city?

Tammy Belden, local tour guide, will provide a brief history of the District along with some entertaining local stories, and some good suggestions for exploring today. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
The District of Columbia was almost no one's “first choice” for the new nation's capital. It had a rocky start, and when the British invaded in 1814, Congress considered abandoning the city and moving elsewhere. The Civil War years provide another tumultuous chapter in our story.

Through the years, we’ve had our ups and downs and grown into the city we are today. There are an amazing number of sites to visit and explore (mostly free). Come and learn more!